First North American television and cinema spot for the PS3.
1. Putting a bunch of kids ages 12-15 on top of the buildings, is kind of weird considering the fact that i dont know too many 12-15 yr olds with a grand in their pockets just "waiting" to buy a PS3.
2. They all have backpacks on there, now if they were supposed to get a PS3, those backpacks will not be able to hold a PS3 in there, cause the PS3 is huge.
3. The Xbox 360 commericals are better for now, cause in their commercials M$ showed how much fun Xbox 360 is online and how great it is to have fun with friends and ppl around the world that you dont even know. This PS3 commercial just showed a bunch of kids, on top of a building with backpacks waiting for PS3 to come out. Doesnt really tell us anything about Online/Community or interaction parts of the PS3 or any fun that we are supposed to have with our 600 dollar machines other than, according to what the kids were doing, starring at it, hmmm how fun!
But seriously Sony. You can make a better commercial then that. If you really want to get a lot of ppls attention. watch the balloon fight and the skiping rope commercials for Xbox 360 and take some elements out of those and (i know its hard) but in your "Own Ways", make a commercial similiar, but describing what the PS3 will be able to do.
and remix it. Use the '3 Shadow' idea and have a bunch of older teens and adults on everything from apartments to skyscrapers all within the first 6 seconds. From there I don't know what the hell they'd do, but some crazy CG action would kick ass. Like having sections of a city turning into some of the launch titles and freezing in motion, like soldiers duking it out with the Chimera and a bunch of smashed up vehicles from Motorstorm racing and colliding in the streets.
Something really unexpected that captures the slogan "Play B3yond".
If they'd do that, that commercial would be insane. Cant wait for Nov. 17th. hey if you guys are getting SP3's what will your user-names be or ("Gamertag") be?
Nice commercial. Seems to just be an introduction to the ad campaign.. Looking forward to the next ads for this.
Hyperbear- My gamertag will be andy capps. Looking forward to playing Resistance online with all of you. Can anyone say 40 player matches of breach? :)
but someone's obviously going to take it first. When I get one I'll let you guys know what it is.
First off it's a good commercial to have before the ps3 launches, 2nd neither M$ nor Sony's commercial told us anything about the online community or interaction , it doesn't need to. No! the commercial is not as funny as the 360's commercial but it does grab your attention. I like it because it kind of reminds me of when you use to wake up early Christmas day because you were so excited and then when the boy saw the other kids on the rooftops it gave you the impression that your not the only one anxious for the ps3. I am 20 and I didn't feel alienated that the commercial featured only kids in it, in fact it kind of reminded me of being a kid. Of course kids don't have a grand in thier pockets, they get their parents to buy it. I know I am a sony fanboy but I know a good commercial when I see one and I know it's alot better than the Sony Blu Ray commercial. This will be a good commercial to show in theaters, I'm going to watch it again... can you feel the anticipation?
DJ, your idea is really great, sony should definitly make a commercial based on that it would certainly rock!
That has me so excited I can't wait!!!
I tried to like it ..But Its just poo isnt it, I mean its probably got some wierd kryptic meaning but whatever that is ...... I missed it.
very nice commercial !
good commercial just like the poster which has ps3`s invading a city.i agree with dj`s concept about having more people at different appartments and age group.
This is a perfect comercial for the Ps3, this commercial reminds me of the classic Sega Genesis "This is not good" commercial, where its making an analogy of a once magical kingdom gone dark to the graphics of that generations consoles in need of a savior..
Anyone recall this comercial that im talking About?
You know what? everything that Sony does is crticized. You guys just cant enjoy the moment, you always want it better, better. Just enjoy the flippin commercial for what it is, it builds anticipation. God
do what? Make me want to spend a grand? H3ll naw? They could have just showed motor storm or something and I would have been more convinced to get the system on day one than this. This is unacceptable. The concept was so brillant but poorly executed. This is odd because normally SONY's commericals kick a$$. I'm pretty sure they will be better though. They will are someone will be fired. lol
Sony won't just show the games with this system because it wasn't designed JUST for gaming. It is supposed to be the center of your entertainment system and a hub to many cool and convenient things.
It doesn't hurt to throw some intelligence into commercials every once and a while, does it? =( Then again, you probabaly hated the symbolism in the website too.
So wait, spiderman 3's coming out on nov. 17
Also I find it funny how Sony's catoring to 12-14 year olds in this commercial like they'll actually buy one. Their parents sure won't. (excluding small percentage of wealthy ones)
Care to provide a case study, Paul? Or is this more useless ranting and hasty opinionated assumptions? =)
Wait for the system to come out before you say who is going to buy it. That is just idiotic.
I think I saw a 16 year old in the wayyy front. OH and a 23 year old...
Hmm... Darn midgets everywhere Paul!
Does support shader model 4.0..
Little too deep for gaming, even if games want to make us emotional... I thought the kid was gonna jump with his parachute or something...
commercials that give u less information are more effective, because they want u to find out more. this is a great commercial because it gives u anticipation, peopl who watch this advert would be thinking, hmm whats so good about ps3 and they would go to the sony website and learn bout blu ray and hd ready, so i guess its ok for them to show us less info.
Thats exactly what I was thinking, Imagine that commercial being showed in a movie preview. Brilliant!
the commercial didn't do anything? oooh so a shadow of a "3" in the sky is supposed to make me want the thing even more? No. If there was no next-gen system out then fine. But when you put that crap of against a 360 commerical then this is not even an afterthought. I wasn't necessarily saying that SONY should have just showed games. I'm stating that they should have either showed SOMETHING or did the whole anticpation thing ALOT better. HALO 2 is an excellent example of how this should be done. War of the Worlds is another great example of how anticipation was built. Oh and the 360 is not JUST for gaming yet they show games. It is first and foremost a gaming machine. But I forget that with the PS3 the purpose of the machine changes from day to day. Maybe it is a
robot indisguise." lol
500 dollars in not grand shut up xbug
Remember, sony-boys bring your back packs to carry the BEAST of a system home that thing is larger than both xbox and 360. Also when you lift it, lift with your legs not your back. And, I heard there is a little midgit inside that blows on the processor is that true...?
yea your right it's larger than both xbox and 360, thats because it's more powerful then both of them. Haven't you read the previews, the ps3 doesn't get hot plus it's very quiet.
Lol I dont get this commercial is this to show all the kids who are going to go camp out to buy one? I mean I'm pretty sure I saw him shoving in a sleeping bag or a cover...j/k but yea I think they should of had this like a month ago to start the hype train and than this month showed something similar with gameplay elements mixed in and than the two weeks before all out mayhem with this and alot of game elements like Dj said
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